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In Part II of Robert Waite’s chronicle of his trip to remote Haida Gwaii — an archipelago off the west coast of Canada, in British Columbia — he takes us aboard the MV Cascadia, a small  expedition vessel that holds a maximum of 24 passengers. Along with comfortable accommodations and amenities, the Cascadia provided plenty […]
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In this post, Part I of a two-part series, guest contributor and baby boomer Robert Waite chronicles his journey to little-visited Haida Gwaii, previously known as the Queen Charlotte islands, off the coast of British Columbia. Part I offers an introduction to the tumultuous history and compelling culture of the islands, while part II will […]
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Here’s a nice infographic from Ireland Walk Hike Bike, serving as a reminder for foodies (or anyone who likes to eat) looking for some of Europe’s tastiest and most scenic and culturally rich regions. It’s by no means comprehensive — France doesn’t make an appearance — but who needs a reminder that French food is some […]
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Hope everyone had a happy Fourth! Here are the answers to the July 4th Independence Day Travel Quiz from my previous post. (If you haven’t taken the quiz yet and want to, I’d suggest returning there first.) Some of these questions were tricky, others merely difficult, and a few were relatively easy, especially with True […]
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Americans all know about fireworks, barbecues, hot dogs, parades and the other modern-day manifestations of the July 4 holiday, but how much do you really know about Independence Day, especially as it relates to travel or travel destinations? Take this quiz and find out. (Baby boomers, how well do you remember your history?) 1. True or […]
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Here’s part two of Lia Norton’s mini-series on Berlin. The first post focused on art and food in the cutting-edge German capital, which apparently has inspired several readers to add it to their bucket lists. In this post, Lia writes about some of the more unexpected experiences that both surprised and charmed her, making her […]
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It’s been 30 years since I was in Berlin. The Berlin Wall was about to come down, but East Germany was still hanging on and Checkpoint Charlie was still up.  It was pretty grim. Berlin, of course, has undergone tremendous changes since then, as my daughter, Lia, writes about in her first guest post for […]
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One of my regrets from our years spent in upstate New York (before moving to Tucson) was not spending more time in the Canadian maritime provinces. Somehow we never made it to Prince Edward Island, for example, but one of these days… In any event, this guest post from Josh Patoka reminds me of what […]
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A little over three years ago, I was able to travel to Cuba on a cruise ship and write about my trip for a AAA publication in Colorado and a cruise magazine, as well as for this blog. The cruise ship was mostly populated by Americans traveling on a “people-to-people” program run by the Fund […]
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As frequent guest-poster and financial expert Jim McKinley points out in this piece, boomers on a budget can help realize their dreams of outdoor adventure — or any kind of travel, for that matter — by taking a number of relatively easy steps. Tracking flight deals, accruing mileage points racked up by responsible use of […]

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